Tell me about eating in Andalucia
August 12, 2013 7:53 AM Subscribe
I will be spending ten days in southern Spain at the end of next month. I love food and am more excited about the eating than maybe any other part of the vacation - not just because of the food itself but because the whole eating culture and schedule is different from what I am used to as an American.
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So, can you explain what it's like as a tourist in Andalucia as far as the eating goes? The guidebooks are making it sound as if Spaniards spend the entire day roaming from place to place, alternating tapas with full meals every couple of hours. Surely this cannot be the case, as Spain does not appear to be a nation of obese people and presumably they do have jobs and other activities that preclude them spending half their time eating.
What times of day do people generally eat their main meals? Am I really going to look like an annoying American tourist if I try to get dinner before 9:00pm?
I am also interested in how tapas work if you do not drink alcohol - from what I am reading the tapas culture is very intertwined with drinking, and my husband does not drink. Will that be weird?
Also, if you have specific restaurant recommendations in Seville, Cordoba, Granada, and Ronda, I would love to hear them.